The England striker has fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane after a combination of poor form last season and the summer arrival of Spain striker Roberto Soldado who has scored four goals in three games so far.
West Brom are keen to add more flair to their attacking options despite signing Matej Vydra and Nicolas Anelka this summer to help Shane Long with the goalscoring.
Romelu Lukaku was always going to be missed but with Vydra not fully fit and Anelka having serious off-field issues, Defoe could be the saviour at the Hawthorns as he looked to find his goalscoring touch in a World Cup year with around £7million being enough to draw Spurs into negotiations.
The former West Ham striker knows he needs to be playing first team football every week to impress Roy Hodgson enough to travel to Brazil next summer, should England make it, with the England boss now happy to try out other options such as Rickie Lambert and Andy Carroll.
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